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  • Large Camp Pendleton Brush Fire Sends Smoke Over SoCal

    City News Service|Updated Nov 2, 2023

    CAMP PENDLETON - Firefighters today continued battling a brush fire that has spread across thousands of open acres at Camp Pendleton, sending a pall of brown smoke over the northern reaches of the San Diego area and into southern Orange County. The blaze, which erupted Tuesday toward the northern end of the military installation, had blackened about 4,000 acres as of late Thursday afternoon but was posing no structural threats, according to base public-affairs personnel. By then, crews had the sprawling burn area roughly 20%...

  • SD County Valleys, Mountains Under Wind Advisory

    City News Service|Updated Oct 29, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - A wind advisory has been issued for San Diego County's valley and mountain areas until 5 p.m. Wednesday, with gusts expected to reach up to 55 mph, the National Weather Service said today. Santa Ana winds were slightly weaker in San Diego County this weekend than in neighboring Orange and Riverside counties, where utilities were considering Public Safety Power Shutoffs in some areas to avoid wildfire danger. Local winds were expected to increase Sunday night and...

  • Ex-San Diego Vice Detective Sentenced for Operating Illicit Massage Parlors

    City News Service|Updated Oct 14, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - A former San Diego police detective who operated massage parlors that offered commercial sex services was sentenced today to nearly three years in federal prison. Peter Griffin, 79, a former vice detective, attorney, and private investigator owned and operated five businesses in California and Arizona between 2013 and 2022, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Griffin was sentenced Friday to 33 months in prison, while three other defendants who managed Griffin's businesses were each sentenced to six months in...

  • California, Los Angeles to Benefit from $7B Energy Program

    City News Service|Updated Oct 14, 2023

    LOS ANGELES - As part of a $7 billion federal program to launch seven regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs across the nation, including California, Mayor Karen Bass today commended the initiative for what she says will foster sustainability, climate resiliency and add hundreds of thousands of jobs. Of the $7 billion, California will receive up to $1.2 billion from the department to build or expand hydrogen projects that will power public transportation, heavy-duty trucks and...

  • Kaiser Reaches Tentative Deal with Union Workers

    City News Service|Updated Oct 13, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - Kaiser Permanente and the union representing thousands of healthcare workers reached a tentative deal today that could end the labor dispute that resulted in a three-day strike last week. ``The frontline healthcare workers of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions are excited to have reached a tentative agreement with Kaiser Permanente,'' the union posted on social media. ``We are thankful for the instrumental support of Acting US Labor Secretary Julie Su.'' In a statement Friday, Kaiser said, ``The new...

  • Travel Study Finds San Diego Most Expensive Parking Among 50 Major Airports

    City News Service|Updated Oct 9, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - An analysis of parking costs at 50 major U.S. airports found that San Diego International Airport has the highest daily rate for parking, according to a recently released study. The analysis from travel company Upgraded Points examined 50 of the nation's busiest airports and each airport's costs for parking both during long weekends and throughout 7-day weeks. Those figures were also compared to the costs of Uber rides from the center of the nearest city in order to determine which transportation method was more...

  • Murder Trial Begins for Man Accused in 1990 Point Loma Stabbing of Navy Sailor

    City News Service|Updated Oct 9, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - A man accused of fatally stabbing a Navy sailor at the victim's Point Loma residence more than three decades ago was tied to the crime through DNA evidence, a prosecutor told jurors today, but the defendant's attorney said the killing was an act of self-defense. Brian Koehl, 52, is charged in the killing of 31-year-old Larry Joe Breen, whose body was discovered on May 25, 1990. Breen, a petty officer and cook stationed aboard the USS Fox CG-33 who was slated to be...

  • Todd Gloria Mourns Sister City Mayor Killed in Hamas Attack; Death Toll Rises

    City News Service|Updated Oct 8, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and the city's Jewish leaders expressed sorrow today over the death of Ofir Liebstein, the mayor of Shar'ar Hanegev, San Diego's sister city in Israel, after news of Liebstein's death in the Hamas attack. ``This morning I learned of the death of Mayor Ofir Liebstein. He led Shar'ar Hanegev in southern Israel and was killed defending his community. San Diego is a sister city of Shar'ar Hanegev and there are deep connections between our two cities,'' Gloria posted on X. Gloria shared...

  • One dead after two motorcyclists collide on freeway

    City News Service|Updated Oct 8, 2023

    OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Two motorcyclists from Oceanside crashed their bikes on Interstate 5 near the Orange County/San Diego County border this morning, killing one of them, authorities said today. Officers were dispatched at around 9:20 a.m. Sunday to northbound I-5, just south of the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint at San Onofre, according to the California Highway Patrol. A 20-year-old rider of a black Yamaha motorcycle was behind a 22-year-old rider of a Honda CBR600 motorcycle, and for reasons under investigation, the rider of...

  • Fake Bomb Threat Forces Daylong Closure of San Marcos High School

    City News Service|Updated Oct 6, 2023

    SAN MARCOS - A bogus bomb threat forced a daylong closure of San Marcos High School today, four days after a similar criminal hoax prompted heightened security at an elementary school in the northern San Diego-area city. An unidentified person phoned in the threat to the West San Marcos Boulevard secondary school at about 8 a.m. Friday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. ``As a precaution, students arriving at school were sent home with their parents,'' Sgt. William Frierson said, adding that...

  • Kaiser Health Care Workers Enter Third Day of Strike

    City News Service|Updated Oct 6, 2023

    RIVERSIDE - Thousands of Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers in Southern California and beyond returned to the picket lines today for the final day of a three-day strike billed as the largest of its type in U.S. history. According to the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, striking workers are planning to return to work at 6 a.m. Saturday. However, union officials said they may issue a 10-day strike notice on Saturday, potentially setting the stage for further walkouts if...

  • Live Artillery Training to Commence at Camp Pendleton; Road Closures

    City News Service|Updated Oct 1, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - Camp Pendleton will begin live-fire mortar and artillery training today, with explosions that may be heard up to 50 miles away. Live-fire mortars will hit the ``whiskey'' and ``Zulu'' impact areas of the base from 6 a.m. until around midnight, according to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Impact area Zulu is five miles from Fallbrook and six miles from Oceanside, while whiskey is about seven miles from Oceanside and 10 miles from Oceanside. A noise advisory will be in effect until next week. Additionally, a...

  • 17 Hells Angels members, supporters, indicted In racial attack

    City News Service|Updated Sep 25, 2023

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Prosecutors announced charges today against 17 people who are either members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang or supporters of the group who allegedly took part in a racially motivated attack on three Black men in Ocean Beach this summer. A grand jury indictment returned earlier this month charges the group of defendants in the June 6 attack that left one man stabbed and another severely beaten. San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said the melee was possibly sparked because one of the...

  • SD Judge blocks high-capacity magazine ban again, Governor Newsom responds

    City News Service|Updated Sep 23, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - A San Diego federal judge today blocked California's ban on gun magazines that hold more than 10 bullets for the second time in recent years. In a ruling stemming from a lawsuit filed by firearm advocates, U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez struck down the law in 2017, ruling it unconstitutional. Subsequent appeals resulted in differing decisions among judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the case went before the U.S. Supreme Court, which sent it back to the lower courts last year for...

  • SANDAG Board to Again Discuss Controversial 'Mileage Tax' in Regional Plan

    City News Service|Updated Sep 22, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - Several members of the San Diego Association of Governments' Board of Directors will today attempt to eliminate a controversial Regional Road User Charge -- sometimes referred to as a mileage tax -- from SANDAG's 2025 Regional Plan. San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones is leading the charge to excise the tax, and will lead a protest outside SANDAG's office Friday morning before the board is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. ``Despite years of political rhetoric suggesting the removal of this tax from the Regional...

  • Two Killed in Head-On Collision on State Route 76

    City News Service|Updated Sep 20, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - Two people were killed in a wrong-way collision today on state Route 76, according to the California Highway Patrol. The head-on crash between a red Nissan Xterra SUV and small white SUV happened at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday on SR-76 near Pala Mission Road, a CHP online log reported. A pit bull was injured in the collision and was taken by an Animal Resource Officer from Escondido, the CHP said. Traffic on eastbound and westbound SR-76 was diverted onto Pala Mission Road until 4:39 a.m. The CHP was investigating the...

  • Connectors on SR-52 Will Close Next Week for Bridge Work

    City News Service|Updated Sep 16, 2023

    SAN DIEGO - Maintenance crews will close state Route 52 connectors in various San Diego County locations beginning tomorrow for bridge work. Caltrans officials said the following connectors will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday: -- Southbound I-15 connector to eastbound SR-52; -- Eastbound SR-52 connector to northbound I-15; -- Westbound SR-52 connector to northbound I-805; -- Northbound SR-125 connector to eastbound SR-52. Caltrans reminded motorists to be aware of highway workers and moving...

  • Fatal accident in Fallbrook leaves two people dead

    City News Service|Updated Sep 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK - Two people were killed today after their vehicle swerved off the road and flipped over, authorities said. The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on southbound Interstate 15 at Mission Road in Fallbrook, according to the California Highway Patrol. A 32-year-old man was driving with a 28-year-old woman in a Lexus NX350, and for reasons under investigation, the vehicle veered off the road and overturned. Both the driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities were not immediately...

  • Preliminary Hearing Set for Camp Pendleton Marine Charged in Teen Sex Assault

    City News Service|Updated Aug 17, 2023

    CAMP PENDLETON - A Camp Pendleton Marine charged with sexual assault of a minor in connection with a 14-year-old Spring Valley girl found on base earlier this summer is set for a hearing today to determine if he will face a court martial. The Marine, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody on June 28, one day after military prosecutors allege he engaged in sex acts with the girl. The teen, who has not been identified because of her age, was reported missing...

  • Developing Hurricane May Bring Widespread Heavy Rainfall

    City News Service|Updated Aug 17, 2023

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - For the weekend into early next week, developing Hurricane Hilary was expected to bring a significant surge of monsoonal and tropical moisture with widespread heavy rainfall in San Diego County, especially for Sunday into Monday, and a high potential for flash flooding in the mountains and deserts, the National Weather Service said today. Residual moisture could maintain an active monsoon pattern through at least the middle of next week with afternoon and...

  • San Diego Weather

    City News Service|Updated Aug 16, 2023

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms in San Diego County mountains and deserts were expected to continue through this afternoon, while the heat impacting inland areas will peak today and Thursday ahead of potentially widespread rain brought on by Tropical Storm Hilary that could drench most of the region early next week. An excessive heat warning will be in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday for San Diego County Deserts, with temperatures of 110 or higher possible,...

  • San Diego Humane Society Team to Deploy to Maui

    City News Service|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - At the request of the Maui Humane Society, San Diego Humane Society's Emergency Response Team was deploying to Hawaii today to assist in the aftermath of the wildfire that devastated Lahaina. A team of four members were set to depart from the humane society's San Diego campus, 5500 Gaines St., at 9:30 a.m. Monday for an eight- to 10-day deployment, according to Nina Thompson of the society. Once on the ground in Lahaina, the team will assist with search and r...

  • Stabbing in Oceanside Sends Woman to Hospital

    City News Service|Updated Aug 9, 2023

    OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A violent confrontation between two women in Oceanside today left one of them suffering from stab wounds and prompted a search for the assailant by ground and air. The assault occurred at about 8 a.m. in the 3000 block of Production Avenue, just south of state Route 76 and about a mile west of El Camino Real, according to the Oceanside Police Department. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of apparently non-life-threatening injuries, OPD spokeswoman Jennifer Atenza said. Officers fanned...

  • San Diego Sailor Charged With Espionage Ordered Held in Custody

    City News Service|Updated Aug 8, 2023

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego sailor accused of selling military secrets to a Chinese intelligence officer will remain in custody, a judge ruled today. Jinchao Wei, 22, also known as Patrick Wei, is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for information concerning ``the defense and weapon capabilities of U.S. Navy ships, potential vulnerabilities of these ships, and information related to ship movement,'' according to a grand jury indictment. Prosecutors allege he also provided the Chinese officer with photographs of...

  • Ex-North County Swim Instructor Pleads Guilty to Charges of Molesting Students

    City News Service|Updated Aug 8, 2023

    VISTA (CNS) - A former North County swim instructor who was arrested twice on allegations of molesting young swim students pleaded guilty today to felony and misdemeanor charges. Nicholas Piazza, 20, is slated to be sentenced to eight years in state prison next month following his pleas to a felony county of a lewd or lascivious act against a minor under the age of 14 and two misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child. Piazza was formerly an instructor at Callan Swim School in San Marcos and was arrested on...

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